Author Archives: Rachel Kang

Lands & Lens WordPress site

I provided assistance for Professor Kirsten Hoving on her Lands & Lens WordPress site, linked below. When I took on the project, the site was already made and needed help with specific functionalities that would make it more user-friendly. Over the course of 3-4 weeks, I worked with Kirsten and Heather on gradually tweaking parts of the site. For example, I helped format the pages shown on the left. My main focus was the aesthetics of the page, both with the presentation of the artworks and its descriptions, which was formatted mainly through Photoshop. In order for the user to easily navigate through this site, we also added references throughout the site to direct unfamiliar visitors to see all the artwork (i.e. back buttons, widgets).

I had some experience with WordPress before taking on the project which made it easier for me to navigate Kirsten’s site quickly. Throughout the process, I used Adobe Photoshop and some background knowledge of CSS to help improve the look of the site.

Click here to view the site!




Digital Storytelling Series

One of the projects I took on this summer was creating a nature series for Professor Matthew Dickerson. I pieced together a digital storytelling project titled “The Importance of Public Lands and Wild Places”, using various softwares including Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Audacity. Using raw footage and narration recorded by Professor Dickerson and a few others, I edited three short 4-6 minute videos (as seen below)–the former two-part series filmed in the Wind’s River Range in Wyoming and the ladder in Glacial National Park.

Because I had little experience with video-editing or with Premiere prior to this project, I learned throughout this process how to not only effectively navigate Premiere but also to understand the aesthetics of video-editing. There was a learning curve on creating videos at first, but with time quickly became second nature to me. This project took approximately 3 months.

2-Part Series: 

Glacier National Park: 

*coming soon!